Global Green Growth Institute Job Vacancy: Junior Environmental Economist - Samarinda

The Consultant shall support mainstreaming of green growth, and identify economic development and investment priorities.

Contract Project Indonesia: Junior Environmental Economist Consultant
Expertise Category Technical & Administrative Support: Level C
Location Duty Station Samarinda (East Kalimantan province), Indonesia
Contract Length Start Date 15 August 2016 End Date 31 December 2016
Part-time/Full-time: Full time
Contract Value Daily Rate: USD $55 - USD $110
Days Estimated: 80 days
Total Fees Up to USD $8,800 (dependent on experience) Specifics of Recruitment

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.
 GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated workstreams - Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions - that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:
The Consultant shall support mainstreaming of green growth, and identify economic development and investment priorities. The Consultant shall support GGGI's sub-national work with the East Kalimantan (EK) province and selected district governments, such as Kutai Timur (KIPI Maloy), Mahakam Ulu, and Penajam Paser Utara (Kariangau and Buluminung).

The position will have dual-reporting lines to GGGI's provincial and Jakarta offices.

Scope of Work:
The Consultant shall play an active role in identifying local government's economic development and investment priorities, and provide insight to government partners on how green growth can help achieve their economic and development goals as well as contribute to climate change and environmental goals.

The Consultant shall work closely with government counterparts, both in provincial and selected districts governments in East Kalimantan. The Consultant shall support the gathering of data and information for economic valuation, modeling to support green growth related policy shifts, and identify opportunities to drive public and private investment towards green growth. In addition, the Consultant shall support GGGI's capacity building efforts through workshop or focus group discussion preparation.

The Consultant shall be based in Palangka Raya (Central Kalimantan province) and travel to each district on a regular basis to work with the district's Steering Committee of Green Growth. The Consultant shall also support relevant program activities in East Kalimantan, as needed, with occasional travel to Jakarta.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:
The Consultant shall:
1 Support the GGGI Senior Environmental Economist to work closely with local governments to mainstream green growth into their development plans by providing data, information, and engagement. This may include representing GGGI in technical meeting on green economic growth and regional planning with related stakeholders. 2 Identify opportunities to mainstream green growth in EK program/ project development, including opportunities in the selected districts. 3 Participate in government-run workshops and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) the target development plans. 4 Work as part of the hybrid teams that GGGI has established with each of the Government of Indonesia (GoI) counterparts at the sub-national level.

As a supporting member of a small but diverse program team, the Consultant shall have multiple responsibilities and will need to be flexible and responsive to sometimes rapidly changing needs and tight deadlines.

Output/Reporting Requirements:
The Consultant shall complete:
  • One succinct report (no more than 10 pages, including attachments) including technical recommendations on green growth mainstreaming in East Kalimantan province, which incorporates inputs from the Senior Environmental Economists and East Kalimantan Representative. This shall be submitted to GGGI by 30 November 2016
  • Compilation of data and information related to green growth in East Kalimantan, which are archived properly (in accordance with Indonesian' government standard) and easy to retrieve.
  • A continuous real commitment from provincial government to mainstream green growth in their development and investment plans, by maintaining a close coordination and working towards the agreed outputs of the joint workplan (developed jointly between the GoI and GGGI).
  • Bachelor in economics, preferably with a focus on environmental economics or economic development.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience, ideally with an international organization or NGOs.
  • Knowledge and experience in using economic assessment tools that value environmental and social costs and benefits.
  • Outstanding communications skills, with working fluency in English.
  • Ability to deliver quality products independently.
Closing Date: 01 August 2016